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Peanut Butter Cookies

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By zina
Member since 2007

Serves 12 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 12


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

In a bowl, beat the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and beat to mix in.

In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients making sure to incorporate them together well. You can also just mix them together with a whisk.

Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture and mix until just incorporated. Chill for 1 hour.

Using a small scoop make balls about the size of ping-pongs and arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Using a fork, dipped in sugar, flatten each cookie in a criss-cross pattern.

Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and let set on cookie sheet for about 1 minute, then carefully transfer your cookies using a spatula to a cooling rack.

Makes about 2 dozen delicious cookies.

Pairs Well With


Always a hit with the kids, this family favorite cookie is originally from Betty Crocker.

Delish! Thanks Zina.

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